El Vez

4.8
5827 reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
A contemporary Mexican restaurant, El Vez offers many unique items such as mahi mahi tacos, ahi tuna tostadas, carne asada and pasilla braised pork pozole. Enjoy their made-to-order guacamole & margaritas with fresh-squeezed juices. Top off your meal with "The El Vez," a flourless chocolate cake, peanut butter mousse and carmelized bananas.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 5827 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Marty
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was excellent and the service was very quick and friendly.

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GirlsDate
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Gave it 4 stars because there were no forks/knives at our table and my seat was a little dirty, but a worker quickly cleaned it up for me once I mentioned it. Bathroom was very dimly lit and unfortunately some people do not know how to clean up after themselves. So it's very unfortunate for the restaurant. Food was great and service was friendly and expediant. Will definitely come here again.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time experiencing El Vez and it was delicious! Will definitely go again.

LC
LocalCustomer
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Drinks, food and service were fabulous!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

I made a note in open table
That it was someone’s birthday at my party and they did literally nothing

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great Margaritas!!
Shrimp tacos and fish tacos were excellent and the staff did not rush us . Good night outside in the pods!

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Phil
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service. The physical location is fine, comfortable and clean. I found the food (tried a couple of different kinds of tacos) to be tasty but not exceptional.

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StevenC
New England
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Have been waiting forever to get a reservation here, finally was able to visit. All the Tacos are fantastic (favorites included sea bass, mahi, and carnitas). The empanadas are also very enjoyable. Outdoor seating is great and I can't wait to come back.

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vipEdHooker3
Washington DC
113 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to get to dine at this fabulous restaurant. Love the blood orange margaritas and mahi mahi tacos.

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emckiii
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All around great experience - food, drinks, service, etc.

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vipBR549
Pittsburgh
157 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Eclectic to the nth degree. Lively and packed and loud but not objective. Good acoustics muffle sound. Food is varied and very good. Service is outstanding.

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vipHousecalls
Philadelphia
28 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I took my family to El Vez to celebrate a sweet 16 birthday. Food was terrific and the birthday chirros were a nice touch. Would definitely return.

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vipLovetoeat
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We go to El Vez every time we are in Philadelphia. Best nachos we ever ate, the tacos are delicious and lets not forgot about the Margaritas !!

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ShabezziaC
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great environment. I will definitely be going back again!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great fast service, our waitress was amazing. Great food and experience.

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vipPHLFoodie
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

Food here is not nearly as good as it used to be. Way overpriced for what you get.

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PanagiotisI
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food ! Delicious, yummy and heavenly! Service was great. Atmosphere was outstanding!

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JenniferB
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best margaritas EVER! Service was top notch. Guac was delicious! We will be back for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My daughter chose this restaurant for lunch on her 18th birthday. Our waiter was fantastic, as was our food. My husband loved the grilled corn and all 4 of us thought that the guacamole was delicious!

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NeenaC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

Server was rude , sarcastic responses, not just our table, but the table next to us got in to an altercation with him, yelling and screaming, they demanded another server . No management came to intervene, server just continued to argue with the table . I have been going to Elvez for years at least twice a week and this is the worse dining experience I have ever had.

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RAR1
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Took our out-of-town guests there for dinner. Reservation accepted and seated on time. Street has been blocked for pedestrians and outdoor dining in addition to indoor. Parking only 1/2 block away in a multilevel garage. Hard to talk and hear across the table as place was jammed and LOUD. Food, service and prices were all OK. People watching was the most fun.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food. Over priced drinks.

JH
JohnH
1 review
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great experience.
Our service was on point and it was a great value as well.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service

PD
PhoenixD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience5

Would prefer server to be more aware and attentive

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best service. Such good food and drinks. Love this place.

NS
vipNicoleSH
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

My seating request was very accommodated. Our servers were so caring and great! Food and drinks never a disappointment 👏🏼

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a vibe with great food and drinks!

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TeresaL
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was exceptional! She handled a lathe party of 10 by herself, attending to all our request in a timely manner. El Vez is one of my fave places, glad I was able to share the experience with my team.

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MaryD
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. I took my daughter for a first time for her and she loved it!

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Robin
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience4

Food options were very limited. Not sure if this is due to the pandemic or if its the normal menu. The decor was great and service was good but the food disappointed .

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Kait
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere is great. Drinks were so good & food was delish. Might try the outdoor seating next time if it’s still available!

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kamalaf
Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the place to be. So much activity. Great tacos, drinks. Incredible chips and guac. You're taken care of by a team of people, so everything ran like a well-oiled machine. Only down-side: so noisy.

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NinaP
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

As always, we had a terrific dinner. The service was very friendly and fast. The food tasted great.

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SatinL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of my favorites!! Great food, great customer service, prompt seating with reservation.

WM
vipWilliamM
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food and drink with a great vibe!!!!!!!!

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vipMelissa
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything we ate was so full of flavor and prepared perfectly!

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vipCustomer
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 21 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service - especially Ashleigh, Jeli, Frankie, CeCe (or CiCi) and Tina

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kiad
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Nice place for girls night. The noise level was too loud for liking.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So much good to say. We’ll be back for sure!

FAQs

El Vez offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 928-9800.

El Vez is rated 4.8 stars by 5827 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.